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Thread began 9/17/2009 4:32 pm by troyd | Last modified 9/20/2009 2:40 am by troyd | 1807 views | 6 replies


Ok, this is very helpful. And thanks in advance. You are correct in your assumption of what I am trying to accomplish.

However I am a little confused on a couple of things. When you say to use contact_form.php?subject=$_row['subject'] for the link, do I actually use that exactly including the subject=$_row['subject'] or do I replace subject with the column I am trying to pass to the url? I know my contact.php page name will be different.

  And then on contact_form, you would then first check to see if the URL variable exists (at the top of your page)...  

And when you say to use the if else statement at the top of the page, where exactly? Or do you mean the url at the top of the browser is where this statement will be looking? I'm sure it's super obvious, but I'm not catching it.

  if ($_GET['subject']) {
$formsubject = "$_GET['subject']) ;
} else {
$formsubject = "" :

What I had tried, was using contact.php?id=<?php echo(rawurlencode($row_rsProduct['id'])); ?> in the a href and that worked to pass the record's ID to the url. And then binding the subject field to the column in the record set that I wanted. But that wasn't working as well and I somehow messed up my validation.

Your way looks like what I really need, I just don't understand it yet. Hope you don't mind a little more explanation.


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